Access to HE Diploma Nursing & Midwifery

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Cheadle College



Course Overview

This is a practical course offering a broad base of skills to support employment in the health care sector. This course is designed to introduce some of the main areas of Human Physiology, Health & Welfare and how it’s studied. All assessment is coursework based. Students produce a portfolio of work that is internally and externally assessed. The qualification is equivalent to 3 A levels at A* – C

Further Details



Course Start Date


Course Duration

Part-Time - 1 Year


Access to Higher Education

A minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade C or above in English and Maths. A willingness to collect, organise and interpret information to produce a portfolio of work. The ability to work independently and to meet deadlines We are an inclusive College and will consider all applications on a case by case basis with no previous experience

You will learn all about human anatomy and physiology and a range of modules specifically designed to give you a detailed in-sight into health studies in modern Britain. Key topics include Access to Health Care in Modern Britain, Ethical Issues in Health, Gender and Health Care Roles in Modern Britain, Health Promotion and Social Roles in the Caring Professions, Biological Molecules, Body Defences, Co-ordination and Control, Diet and Digestion, Exchange and Transport of Gases, Genetics, Homeostasis, Organisation of the Body, the Human Life Cycle and the Musculoskeletal System. A portfolio of written assignments practical role plays/observations and internal/external assessments will provide a broad and diverse learning experience.

Most university admissions tutors will accept the Access to HE Diploma as an entry qualification for Higher Education, but there may be some degrees for which this certificate alone may not be acceptable. The suitability of the course for your ultimate career aim will be discussed at interview.Progression from this pathway can be on to degree programmes such as Midwifery, Adult Nursing, Children’s Nursing, Integrated Practice in Learning Disabilities Nursing and Social Work, Operating Department Practice, Mental Health Nursing and many more.

Paramedic Nursing (Adult, Mental Health and Children) Midwifery Occupational Therapy OPD (Operating Department Practitioner)

100% Coursework

The Tuition fee for this course is £3,384.00 You may be eligible for a full fee remission if you are in receipt of certain benefits or earning less than £20,888 per annum (if residing within Greater Manchester)

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